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Wirraway  A20-5 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wirraway  A20-5

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 05 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Wirraway I Serial Number A20-5
Unit 12 Sqdn RAAF Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/11663Pilot Officer G W Annand (RNZAF): injured; Wirraway A20-58, W Flight Kahang; aircraft force landed by enemy action near Parit Sulong, Johore, Malaya, 19 January 1942.C17059392

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wirraway I A20-5

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerArnold Victor DOLPHIN () Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery
CorporalHarold William JOHNSON (1727) Wirraway A20-5  Forum Post 1939-09-0512 Sqdn RAAF AIR27 AustraliaAdelaide River War Cemetery

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